Entry Title: " SurfSail42"
Company:
DESIGNNOBIS
, Turkey
Category: Professional, Concept|Public Products|Simple transportation
Designer(s): Hakan G├╝rsu


Entry Description:

SurfSail42 is the first foldable space-saving sailing vessel that allows both sailing and surfing. It is designed for both single and dual usage for training, entertainment and professional purposes. Either for learning, professional sports or fun, SurfSail42 transforms surf sailing concept by offering a social windsurf experience or a sailing time together. Named both after for being for two persons and having a board sized 4.20 m, SurfSail42 aims to attract people to surfing and sailing sports.

About the Company:

HAKAN GURSU was born on 1959 in Istanbul. He graduated from Middle East Technical University as first rank student in 1987. He took his masters degree from Department of Architecture in 1988. Gursu, continued his project studies at Japan in 1991 and completed his Ph.D studies in 1996. He worked as consultant on interior architecture and city planning in Moscow and Tokyo.
He contributed in the design of registered product design in the context of university and industry collaboration. Still he is going on his duites as an instructor in the Department of Industrial Design in METU and Designnobis.

Awards:

* GreenDot Awards - 1st Place Winner - Transportation Category
* GreenDot Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Other Category
* 2009 Green Dot Awards - 1st Place Winner - Build Category
* 2010 Green Dot Awards - 1st Place Winner - Other Category
* 2011 Green Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Transportation Category
* 2012 Green Dot Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Industrial Products Category
* 2012 Green Dot Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Residential Products Category
* 2012 Green Dot Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Simple transportation Category
* 2013 Green Dot Awards - 1st Place Winner - Other Category
* 2013 Green Dot Awards - 1st Place Winner - - Category